A shy advice podcaster named Wren meets a man on an online dating site with whom she becomes infatuated. When he ghosts her, she follows his digital trail, finding herself on a dangerous hunt into his dark past. Soon she begins to wonder whether she's the predator—or the prey.
Unger...just keeps getting better at writing irresistible thrillers; this one thrums with tension from its first pages and never lets up ... Wren...narrates the book as if she’s speaking to Adam, but the repeated 'you' has the effect of drawing the reader in so we feel we, too, have an intimate connection with Wren, whose voice is humorous and empathetic ... many finely tuned twists and surprises. But I promise you it will be a dark and wild ride—and you might think long and hard next time you swipe.
Lisa Unger’s Last Girl Ghosted...sets up a five-alarm fire of a situation ...Marrying these two stories—the story of Wren’s childhood with a crazy survivalist father, and the story of her ill-fated romance with the world’s creepiest cyber-expert—is a challenge Unger doesn’t always rise to. Wren’s present-tense narration, with its stream-of-consciousness anxiety, could have used some disciplined editing. But the surprises keep coming, and there’s something about Wren that makes us root for her.
Part of what makes Unger such a terrific storyteller is her ability to put characters in danger physically, emotionally, and psychologically. She is also adept at playing with time and character points of view in ways that build suspense. In the hands of a lesser writer, jumps in time and character points of view can jar or confuse the reader, but Unger’s skillful layering of the past and the present alongside the viewpoints of different characters only makes the tension on the page that much greater ... yet another spine-tingling, whirlwind of a journey for the characters and the reader. No one does psychological thrillers better than Lisa Unger.